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Finding Aid to James Jerome Parsons Papers, 1966-1996
BANC MSS 2003/158c  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: James Jerome Parsons Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1966-1996
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2003/158c
    Creator: Parsons, James Jerome
    Extent: 3 cartons 3.6 linear feet
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: Collection consists of personal, professional and academic incoming correspondence for James Jerome Parsons. Also included are reviews by and of Parsons’ work.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access Information

    Collection is open for research.

    Conditions of Use

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], James Jerome Parsons Papers, BANC MSS 2003/158c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    Parsons, James Jerome, 1915-1997 -- Archives.
    Sauer, Carl Ortwin, 1889-1975.
    University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Geography.
    Faculty papers.

    Administrative Information

    The James Jerome Parsons papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Betty Parsons on Dec. 20, 2002.
    No additions are expected.


    Arranged to the folder level.

    Biography/Organization History

    James J. Parsons was born on November 15, 1915 in Cortland, New York. When he was 13, his family relocated to Monrovia, California. After graduating high school, Parsons enrolled at Pasadena Junior College before transferring to UC Berkeley, from which he recieived an AB in econimics (1937) and an M.A. in Geography (1939). He was drafted into the Army in 1941 and worked as an airphoto analyst in New Caledonia before returning to Berkeley to complete his PhD in Geography (1948).
    Parsons’ professorial career began as an assistant professor until he was promoted to the position of Associate Professor (1952-1960), then to Professor (1960-1986) and Professor Emeritus (1986-1997).

    Scope and Content Note

    Collection consists of personal, professional and academic incoming correspondence for James Jerome Parsons. Also included are reviews written by Parsons as well as reviews of his work written by others.
    Collection is in both alphabetical order (when folders are ordered by name of author) and chronological order in folders that do not hold content written by a specific author. Most documents are typed and dated.